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Home for sale in Caloosa Trace!

by Donna Mason

Donna Mason just recently listed 17111 Caloosa Trace Circle for sale.  This home is listed for $244,900!  This home for sale features (3) bedrooms, (2) baths with many upgrades such as granite countertops, black appliances, and glass tile backsplash!  Both bathrooms have been totally updated and are accented with neutral tones!  This home for sale also features hardwood flooring, formal living area, formal dining area, family room, and morning nook or casual dining!  New roof!  Screened lanai!  Double entry doors!  Very light and bright home!  Caloosa Trace is a deed restricted community located in the heart of South Fort Myers!  Close proximity to Germain Arena, Gulf Coast Town Center, Coconut Point, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the Miromar Outlets!  The association dues are only $100 annually!  Feel free to visit  Donna Mason and the many homes available for sale in Lee County, Florida at

Fort Myers' Real Estate Market

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Donna Mason Knows Real Estate

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Another satisfied Buyer

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7060 Bergamo Way

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What is a CRS?

by Donna Mason

Congratulations to Donna Mason!  Donna has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.  Fewer than 3% of the Realtors nationwide have earned this credential!  CRS designees possess:

1.  A high level of professional experience and sales

2.  The highest standard of professional ethics

3.  Specific experience in managing residential transactions

4.  Strong technical abilities to meet the demands of today's market

As Donna would state it, "Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well!"

Client Testimonial about Donna Mason

by Anthony Bolcato, Seller/Past Client 2013

Hello, my name is Anthony and I highly recommend Donna Mason for all of your realtor needs. Donna is fantastic. She knows a lot about the market and selling property.. I've known about Donna for many years.. She has sold a lot of homes in the Three Oaks neighborhood.. When I was ready to sell my home, who to choose was a no brainer.. Donna Mason was #1.!!! She is ...very thorough and has knowledge in everything. ( even short sales) which is what I had to do and Donna had the deal complete in just 2 months..!! Very fast.!! If you're thinking about selling your property do not hesitate to call the best realtor in SWFL.. Donna Mason..!!!!

This is the reason I love my job!  This made my day!  Thank you Anthony!

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Donna Mason

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they have already. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until you see it in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have gone up in the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little further but interest rates go up, it could cost you even more to service a mortgage on an identical home!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates and low home prices, rather than to hope for a further break in prices in the future.

To sum it all up, NOW is a GREAT time to buy!  

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Contact Information

Photo of Donna Mason Broker Associate CRS, ABR, GRI, CDPE,  Real Estate
Donna Mason Broker Associate CRS, ABR, GRI, CDPE,
Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers and The Islands
1520 Royal Palm Square Boulevard, Suite 160
Fort Myers FL 33919
Fax: 239-208-7190

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